Poetry Sunday-Winter Blew In

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Winter Blew In

 

 

Winter blew in with gusts of white,

swallowing whole everything in sight.

Twigs and branches with icicles hung,

drifted dunes from which silence is sung.

So let’s welcome the season on this Solstice Day,

put on your boots, and come out and play!

 

 

 © Donna Donabella 2015

 

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This is a delayed poem celebrating the Winter Solstice as winter took several weeks to show itself. Winter finally started here around the New Year with cold temps, frost, snow and ice.  The sparkles of ice from frost in the garden, even in winter, is spectacular.  And the icicles that form with the snow melt, paint such a wintry picture to welcome the solstice.

 

 

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

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I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.

 

 

If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 

 

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Special Note:  The pictures here represent ice hanging from the house, and icy-frosty pictures of the garden with icicles hanging on trees.

 

 

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I leave you with a few additional words about the Solstice and winter ice.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

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All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

Poetry Sunday-Frozen

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Frozen

 

Clean, crisp air of a December morn,

Penetrates to your bones.

Waking you with an longing,

Beckoning you to explore-

The frozen landscapes born.

 

 © Donna Donabella 2011

 

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We are embarking on a new season here, winter.  It starts with frosts and freezes, and RURAL Donna1then wet snowflakes until finally the ground succumbs to its icy way.  This poem was written in late fall 2011 to celebrate the shift to winter.

 

Tomorrow starts my Seasonal Celebrations meme for winter.  Check out my post at Gardens Eye View, on Monday, and join in the celebration of the change of seasons, no matter where you are on earth.  I also invite you to read an excerpt of my Winter story in the latest issue of RURAL magazine.

 

 

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

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And I am linking in with the Kara@A Spirit of Simplicity for her Tuesday Afternoon meme, the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  

 

If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 

 

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Special Note:  The pictures here are from the first frost in my garden in late October.

 

 

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I leave you with a few additional words about my frozen world now seen in nature.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

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All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

Poetry Sunday-Autumn’s Kiss

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Autumn’s Kiss

 

A chillin’ kiss on frosty morn,

On every blade and flower adorns.

 

As summer fades and autumn is born

The icy dew does bid us warned.

 

 

 

For soon the nights will be long and cold

As winter slips in to take its hold.

 

So cherish for now each warm sunny day,

As they skip on the breeze and fade away.

 

© Donna Donabella 2013

 

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I wrote this poem last October 3rd, 2013 on my garden blog, Gardens Eye View, in anticipation of the coming frost.   Frost came suddenly in late October that year, and the pictures here show the killing frost in the garden readying the landscape for winter’s chill and frozen time.

 

 

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I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

 

 

frost collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  

 

 

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Special Note:  This year we waited until the middle of November for our killing frost which came with snow.

 

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I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about keeping warm in frosty cold.  I welcome you to download the photo and share.

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All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.